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When Collaboration is Difficult: The Impact of Dependencies and Lack of Suppliers on Small and Medium Sized Firms in a Remote Area

Pesämaa, Ossi and Jonsson-Kvist, Anna-Karin and Hair Jr, Joseph F (2007): When Collaboration is Difficult: The Impact of Dependencies and Lack of Suppliers on Small and Medium Sized Firms in a Remote Area. Published in: World Journal of Tourism Small Business Management , Vol. 1, No. 2 : pp. 6-11.

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Abstract

In order to ensure their success, small and medium sized firms should collaborate. This study reports on the perceptions of tourism firms in Eastern Norrbotten, Sweden, with regard to collaboration. The findings indicate a low level of collaboration and a lack of understanding of the dependencies among tourism firms, as well as the benefits of reciprocity.

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